CSA PROGRAMS OFFERED

WHAT IS CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between a local farm (US!) and the community (YOU!). The variety of CSA options we offer provide a way for you to invest in our farm and pledge your support for the season. These investments provide our farm the funding we need to cover start up costs which are our heaviest of the season. These investments also lend financial stability to the business by ensuring a secure market for our products. With this security, we can commit our time to producing high quality products at fair prices.

By pledging your support and joining one of our programs, you can feel confident that your dollars are supporting a small farm in your community and also keeping money in your community.

THANK YOU for investing in 26th Street!

WHAT TYPES OF CSA SHARES DO YOU OFFER?
For more detailed information on each of these CSA Programs, click on “CSA SIGN UP FORMS” on our website menu.


 TRADITIONAL CSA: 
Vegetable and herb shares picked up on the farm on Wednesdays.
10 Week (Half Share) or 20 Week (Full Share)
Half Share: $350
Full Share: $600

Each week, shareholders pick up a share of produce with a variety of the best vegetables and herbs at the farm. The vegetables are washed and harvested the day before and day of delivery to provide you with the freshest product possible. Depending on the week, a share will contain anywhere from 6-12 items. We aim to provide a balance of the familiar standards as well as produce that may be new to you. Check out “what we grow” section of our website to view a list of products that could end up in your CSA share. CSA is different from buying produce at the grocery store; it allows you to eat seasonally, and sample some new varieties that you might not see in the grocery store. You will see drastic differences in produce in the share from the first box in May, to the last box in November.  Box contents will never be exactly the same from week to week.


MARKET SHARE:
Gift card style cards in the value of $50. These cards can be spent on any 26th Street Farm products at Highland Park Farmer’s Market in Hastings.  We give you a 5% value addition ($5.00) on each card for committing to purchasing our products.  Market cards can be spent on any 26th Street Farm products including Vegetables, Herbs, Eggs, Honey, Flowers, and more!
Market Cards: $50 (actual value $55)


FLOWER CSA 10 BOUQUET PUNCH CARD: 
Our 10 bouquet bunch card is a great way to invest in our cut-flower program. Each punch card can be used to purchase a composed arrangement at Highland Park Farmer’s Market.  Turn in your completed punch card for a FREE composed arrangement in return for investing in our cut flower program.
Bouquet Punch Card: $15 per 10 x punch card = $150

FLOWER CSA BUCKET SHARE:
This share is designed for the ‘budding’ florist at heart and flower lover. These bulk stems are not arranged for you. Each bucket will include clumps of a variety of local flowers and foliage in a wide variety of colors and textures. The best blooms and largest variety of flowers go into our bucket shares. The bucket share is also great for local businesses that want to fill a variety of vases around their shops.
Flower Bucket Share Pricing:
The “Flower Bucket Share”: Once a month: $35x 4 Weeks = $140 (+$10 bucket deposit)
The “Flower Bucket Share”: Twice a month: $35x 8 Weeks = $280 (+$20 bucket deposit)
Bucket Deposits will be returned at end of season as long as we have you checked off for returning your buckets each week at pick up.


ARE YOUR FARM GOODS ORGANIC?

Due to our small size and because we only sell locally, we are not a USDA certified organic operation at this time. Organic certification is more necessary for whole-sale farms who do not meet the consumers who purchase their products face to face.  However, we pledge to follow the guidelines of the National Organic  Program. We firmly believe that the customer is the best certifier and that by talking with us, visiting our farm and learning about our practices we can assure you of our commitment and restore credibility and understanding to these descriptors.

 

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “CSA PROGRAMS OFFERED

  1. S Goding October 24, 2012 / 10:31 am

    Please let me know when it is time for the 2013 sign up. Thanks!

  2. Anne February 9, 2013 / 12:38 pm

    I am so in for 2013

    • 26TH STREET FARM February 9, 2013 / 2:44 pm

      Be sure to send us an email so you receive registration Sunday!

      • Jackie Davis February 9, 2013 / 7:55 pm

        I am interested in the 2013 sign up – Thanks!

    • Anne February 13, 2013 / 10:19 am

      I really wanted to sign up, My worry is that 2 older adults who don’t eat much anymore that a full share is going to be to much. I am also afraid that a half share would be to much because I can’t wrap my head around how much 3/4 of a bushel is. So my question is, do you sell the same stuff that you put in the CSA boxes at the farmer’s market and when does that start?

      • 26TH STREET FARM February 13, 2013 / 10:42 am

        Hi Anne-
        The farmers market doesn’t start until the first week in June and it is in Hastings at the museum. Although we try to offer the diversity of our CSA at the farmers market, because of our small size and growing requirements for various produce, the priority goes to the CSA, which some items we only grow specifically for. We do bring a lot to the farmers market though, so come on out and say hello we’d love to meet you!

  3. Flame S. February 10, 2013 / 8:00 pm

    What are the pickup locations for your 2013 CSA?

    • 26TH STREET FARM February 10, 2013 / 8:04 pm

      We only offer pick up at our farm in Hastings. We are too small of a farm to market beyond that. We hope to be able to expand further over the next couple years.

  4. Jackie Davis February 13, 2013 / 10:46 am

    Ann, if you decide you are interested I really would like to split a share; being an old farm girl, I am very familiar with bushel measurements. Please contact me if you decide you want to split a share, if any are still available.

    Jackie Davis
    jldavis1@windstream.net

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